Kaylea, Age 12, Dunlap, IL
We adopt a
stray kitten with a scar on his nose,
A small stomach and a spine that shows.
We take him to the vet
A tiny hiccup in his chest, but nothing to worry about, yet.
Underneath his furry clothes,
A breathing problem grows.
They cut his belly from top to bottom.
Hour after hour
They straighten his tiny organs out.
We scream and shout,
But he is still so weak and cold.
One long night.
Then a motor running?
No, it's just that kitten purring!
Another day to get better,
then home he goes,
Our little kitten with the scar on his nose.